Daniel Humair

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Daniel Humair
Screenshot of a video by l'Encyclopédie audiovisuelle de l'art contemporain
Screenshot of a video by l'Encyclopédie audiovisuelle de l'art contemporain
Background information
Born (1938-05-23) 23 May 1938 (age 83)
Geneva, Switzerland
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, artist
InstrumentsDrums
Years active1960–present
LabelsMusica
Associated actsJean-Luc Ponty, Kenny Barron, Eric Dolphy, Joachim Kuhn, Gerry Mulligan, Jim Hall, Martial Solal
Websitewww.danielhumair.com

Daniel Humair (born 23 May 1938 in Geneva, Switzerland)[1] is a Swiss drummer, composer, and painter.

He is widely renowned and became a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1986 and Officier in 1992. He has played with many jazz performers notably Jean-Luc Ponty, Chet Baker, Michel Portal, Martial Solal, Dexter Gordon, Gerry Mulligan and Eric Dolphy.[1]

Humair is also a talented painter. He describes his own work as "figurative abstract" and has created a coherent œuvre proving his passion and knowledge of artistic painting.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Hum! with Rene Urtreger, Pierre Michelot (Vega, 1960)
  • Trio HLP (CBS, 1968)
  • Drumo Vocalo (International Music Label, 1971)
  • Our Kind of Sabi with Eddy Louiss, John Surman (MPS/BASF, 1970)
  • Beck Mathewson Humair Trio (Dire, 1972)
  • La Sorcellerie a Travers Les Ages with Jean Luc Ponty, Phil Woods, Eddy Louiss (1977)
  • Suite for Trio with Martial Solal, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (MPS 1978)
  • Urtreger Michelot Humair with Rene Urtreger, Pierre Michelot (Carlyne Music, 1979)
  • Humair Jeanneau Texier (Owl, 1979)
  • Triple Hip Trip (Owl, 1979)
  • Apocalypse with Jean-Charles Capon (Magicabus, 1980)
  • East Side West Side (Owl, 1981)
  • Akagera with Jeanneau/Texier (JMS, 1980)
  • Scratch with Kenny Barron, Dave Holland (Enja, 1985)
  • Pepites with Andre Jaume (CELP, 1987)
  • 9–11 p.m. Town Hall with Michel Portal (Label Bleu, 1988)
  • Quatre with Rava/D'Andrea/Vitous (Gala, 1989)
  • Up Date 3.3 with Francois Jeanneau, Henri Texier (Label Bleu, 1990)
  • Edges (Label Bleu, 1991)
  • Earthcake with Quatre (Gala, 1991)
  • Vol. 1 with Louiss/Ponty (Dreyfus, 1991)
  • Vol. 2 with Louiss/Ponty (Dreyfus, 1991)
  • Solo Print with Roland Auzet (Iris Musique, 1997)
  • Quatre Fois Trois (Label Bleu, 1998)
  • HUM (Humair Urteger Michelot) (Sketch, 1999)
  • Borderlines with Farao/Avenel (Sketch, 2000)
  • Liberte Surveillee (Sketch, 2001)
  • Frontier Traffic with Charlie Mariano (Konnex, 2002)
  • Work with Steve Lacy (Sketch, 2002)
  • Baby Boom (Sketch, 2003)
  • Ear Mix with Stamm/Friedman/Boisseau (Sketch, 2003)
  • Tryptic with Celea/Couturier (Bee Jazz, 2007)
  • Bonus Boom (Bee Jazz, 2008)
  • Full Contact with Joachim Kuhn (Bee Jazz, 2008)
  • Pas de Dense with Tony Malaby (Zig Zag, 2010)
  • Jazz Festival, Kulturzentrum Kammgarn Schaffhausen, Switzerland (UWM, 2011)
  • Sweet & Sour (Laborie, 2012)
  • Lights with Nicolas Former (Cristal, 2012)
  • Seasoning (Intuition, 2017)
  • Modern Art (INC/SES, 2017)

As sideman[edit]

With Franco Ambrosetti

  • Jazz a Confronto 11 (Horo, 1974)
  • Steppenwolf (PDU, 1975)
  • Franco Ambrosetti Quartet (PDU, 1976)
  • Wings (Enja, 1984)
  • Tentets (Enja, 1985)
  • Movies (Enja, 1987)
  • Movies Too (Enja, 1988)
  • European Legacy (Enja, 2003)
  • Liquid Gardens (Enja, 2006)

With European Jazz Ensemble

  • 20th Anniversary Tour (Konnex, 1997)
  • 25th Anniversary (Konnex, 2002)
  • 30th Anniversary Tour 2006 (Konnex, 2009)

With Stephane Grappelli

  • Just One of Those Things! (Black Lion 1973)
  • Les Grands Classiques Du Jazz (Festival, 1973)
  • Les Valseuses (Festival, 1974)
  • Django (Barclay, 1976)
  • Stephane Grappelli with Bill Coleman (Classic Jazz, 1976)
  • Giants (MPS 1981)
  • Feeling + Finesse = Jazz (Atlantic, 1984)
  • Anything Goes (CBS, 1989)
  • Stephane Grappelli Plays Cole Porter (Gitanes, 2001)
  • Stephane Grappelli Plays George Gershwin (Festival)

With George Gruntz

  • Jazz Goes Baroque 2 (Philips, 1965)
  • Drums and Folklore (SABA, 1967)
  • Noon in Tunisia (SABA, 1967)
  • St. Peter Power (MPS, 1968)
  • Monster Sticksland Meeting Two Monster Jazz (MPS 1974)
  • For Flying Out Proud (MPS, 1978)

With Raymond Guiot

  • Jazz Baroque Quintet (Tele Music, 1970)
  • Joue Domenico Scarlatti (Decca, 1970)
  • Haendel with Care (Musidisc, 1973)

With Joachim Kuhn & J.F. Jenny-Clark

  • Easy to Read (Owl, 1985)
  • From Time to Time (CMP, 1988)
  • Live Theatre De La Ville Paris 1989 (CMP, 1990)
  • Carambolage (CMP, 1992)
  • Usual Confusion (Label Bleu, 1993)
  • Triple Entente (EmArcy, 1998)

With Claude Nougaro

  • No. 2 (Philips, 1963)
  • Claude Nougaro (Philips, 1966)
  • Paris Mai (Philips, 1969)
  • Le Disque D'Or De Claude Nougaro (Philips, 1972)
  • Les Grandes Chansons De Claude Nougaro Une Petite Fille (Philips, 1972)

With Jean-Luc Ponty

  • Jazz Long Playing (Philips, 1964)
  • Sunday Walk (SABA, 1967)
  • More Than Meets the Ear (Pacific Jazz, 1968)

With Michel Portal

  • Any Way (Label Bleu, 1993)
  • L'ombre Rouge (Saravah, 1981)
  • Turbulence (Harmonia Mundi, 1987)

With Rhoda Scott

  • A L'Orgue Hammond Take a Ladder (RSB, 1969)
  • A L'Orgue Hammond Vol. 2 (Barclay, 1970)
  • Rhoda Scott (Budapesten Pepita 1975)

With Martial Solal

  • Martial Solal (Columbia, 1960)
  • Jazz a Gaveau (Columbia, 1962)
  • Concert a Gaveau Vol. 2 (Columbia, 1964)
  • Solal! (Milestone, 1967)
  • Contrastes (Storyville, 1999)
  • A Bout de Souffle (EmArcy, 2002)

With Swingle Singers

  • Anyone for Mozart? (Philips, 1964)
  • Les Romantiques (Philips, 1965)
  • Rococo a Go Go (Philips, 1966)
  • Concerto D'Aranjuez Sounds of Spain (Philips, 1967)
  • J. S. Bach (Philips, 1968)
  • The Swingle Singers Meet the Modern Jazz Quartet (Philips, 1968)
  • Jazz Sebastian Bach Vol. 2 (Philips, 1968)
  • Christmastime (EmArcy, 1968)

With Barney Wilen

  • Barney (RCA, 1960)
  • More from Barney at the Club Saint-Germain (RCA Victor, 1997)
  • Le Jardin Aux Sentiers Qui Bifurquent (CELP, 2004)

With Phil Woods

  • Alive and Well in Paris (Pathe, 1968)
  • At the Montreux Jazz Festival (MGM, 1970)
  • Phil Woods and His European Rhythm Machine (Pierre Cardin, 1970)
  • Live at Montreux 72 (Pierre Cardin, 1972)
  • Woods-Notes (Joker, 1977)
  • The Birth of the ERM the Ljubljana and Bologna Concerts (Philology, 1990)
  • A Jazz Life (Philology, 1992)

With Attila Zoller

  • The Horizon Beyond (EmArcy, 1965)
  • Memories of Pannonia (Enja, 1986)
  • Overcome Live at the Leverkusen Jazz Festival (Enja, 1988)

With others

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 1205. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.

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